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Tracy Doss

Owner of new Laurelhurst strip club talks neighbors, bears and of course, strippers.

Q & A
The building at 3390 NE Sandy Blvd. appears from the outside to be an abandoned bar, still bearing the old sign of La Fortuna Mexican Restaurant and Night Club. But inside, the dark, open space smells ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Cheap Eats 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
Ask any Portlander and you’ll get the same answer: Nicholas Restaurant is the place to go for excellent Lebanese and Middle Eastern food that doesn’t cost a fortune. Those who wish to go to Nicholas on a Friday night to satisfy cravings for fresh and delicious hummus and pita should come   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Rally for Aaron Campbell in North Portland

“A new day must come” was the theme of last night's rally urging both justice in the police shooting death of Aaron Campbell - and reform of Portland police.

“We all have loved ones, and we don't want to see this happen again,” sa...   More
Saturday, March 6, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

Carole Smith Discusses the Future of PPS

Superintendent Carole Smith responded to direct questions about Portland Public Schools' impending high-school redesign with mostly indirect answers at ...   More
Friday, March 5, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

One Group's Ordeal Of Trying To Get Into Cuba

Since 2003, a group of Portlanders has visited Cuba 13 times to get to know the Cuban people by helping with service tasks such as doing light construction, planting in community gardens, sewing baby clothes in workshops, and volunteering in retirement ...   More
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

What I Learned in Police Firearms Training Class

I "shot" a police officer last Friday. And though the gun was fake, the fear was certainly real.

On the morning of Feb. 19, a handful of journalists from local media (including OPB's April Baer in the photo above with the Portland Police B...   More
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

John Kitzhaber Discusses Plan for Education: Funding Based on Performance, Not Enrollment

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, running this May for his old job in the Democratic primary, spoke today at Portland Community College about his plans for education.

Kitzhaber said the purpose of education has changed from the 1970s when it was easie...   More
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

Rigler Parents Want Solutions for Overcrowded School

Parents at a meeting at Rigler on K-8s in 2008.

Dozens of concerned parents and community members filled the auditorium at Rigler K-8 School in the Cully neighborhood Wednesday night for a meeting to discuss overcrowding at Rigler -- or the “injustice...   More
Thursday, February 11, 2010 by Leah Dimatteo

The Bar Bill

Will the OLCC get more power to limit nuisance liquor sellers?

News Stories
When Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement complains to state liquor regulators about bars where fights, drunken patrons, and noise disrupt surrounding streets, it can take as long as a ...   More
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Leah Dimatteo
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